SK Kakraba, Ghanaian Xylophonist

Photo of SK Kakraba at his home in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

I recently discovered (via this LA Weekly article), that there’s a world class Ghanaian xylophonist (gyil player to be precise) living in my neighborhood, so naturally I contacted him to see if I could arrange a photo session. His name is SK Kakraba, and he kindly invited me over to his house, where I shot these photos today. Angeleno’s can catch him this Friday performing at the beautiful Getty Museum.

Photo of SK Kakraba at his home in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Artist Ed Moses For KPCC

 

West Coast artist Ed Moses at his studio in Venice, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.
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What a pleasure to meet and photograph legendary West Coast artist Ed Moses at his Venice studio; I dropped by a few weeks ago with John Horn, who interviewed Moses for his KPCC-produced public radio show, The Frame. You can listen to the interview—as well as see a bunch more of the photos I shot—at the KPCC site. LACMA is currently exhibiting a retrospective of Moses’s work, up until August 2nd, 2015.

If Everything Is Terrible, This Photo Shoot is Fabulous (pt. 1)

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Left to right (standing): Yonder Vittles, Ghoul Skool and Commodore Gilgamesh. Writhing in black: WrongMan and Rem Lezar.

Earlier this month I had a really fun shoot in Eaton Canyon with “Internet sensation video collective” Everything is Terrible. Lucky Southwesterners will have a chance to catch EIT performing live this May and June; check their tour dates here.

 

Everything Is Terrible, Eaton Canyon, California